Hallow’s Eve? More Like Hallow’s Year.
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Music. Parties. Slime. Costumes. Blood. Candy. Gore?

There are only a few situations when all these concepts combined produced a desirable effect. OK, really there’s only one. Halloween is the one time of year when for fun, we feed off our own fears, embrace terror and dance the night away with ghouls and zombies. Here at Flavorus, there are any number of haunted houses, corn fields, and Halloween parties to attend. So many, in fact, that you can attend a Halloween-related event every night for the next month.

Here are just a handful worth looking into:

Feeling adventurous? If you’re the sort of person who waits for Halloween each year, eager with anticipation, consider a haunted cruise. The 4th Annual Halloween Thriller Cruise, sails from Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico and back to Long Beach. Along the way, expect a private open bar party, Halloween costume party, and live music, plus a chance to go on shore in Ensenada for food, booze, and entertainment at Papa’s and Beer.

As one of Los Angeles’ chief music promotors, Insomniac created its first Halloween event last year with massive success. Escape from Wonderland plays out like a haunted storyline, really, with all the attendees as active participants. Last year, poor Alice discovered that she’d wandered into the Mad Hatters Cannibal Tea Party (watch the video below). This year, head to San Bernardino for a night of shocking special effects, plus an incredible list of renowned performers and DJs.

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If you’re celebrating Halloween in Canada, we hope you scored tickets to SCREAM. The sold-out event (tickets moved faster than a college co-ed running from a serial killer), offers dance music into the wee hours of the morning along with a shock here and there. This year’s line-up includes: Hardwell, Nicky Romero, and the aptly named Zed’s Dead.

Known for years as a must-see event, HARD Haunted Mansion looks a little different this year. HARD’s skipping traditional Halloween celebrations in exchange for another holiday beloved by Los Angeles residents: Day of the Dead. Think candy skulls, ghosts and ghouls, mariachis, and Justice. Yes, that Justice headlines. Other performers include Diplo, Zed’s Dead (here they are again!), and Knife Party.

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Let’s just say you’re not so “into” Halloween. Maybe costumes aren’t for you. That’s no excuse to spend the weekend indoors. Head to Hawaii for a tropical escape, where you’ll have the chance to see Odd Future. Or, if Miami is more your style: catch music visionaries, The Psychedelic Furs (with the Lemonheads) at Grand Central.

Still itching for more? Check out these other Halloween weekend festivities:

Halloween at the Roosevelt (Los Angeles)
Haunted Hotel (Los Angeles)

The Raving Dead (Chicago)

Epic Friday Halloween (Sacramento)

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